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Are fertility treatments allowed?

Question: Are fertility treatments and investigations a valid reason for a woman to expose her awrah to female physicians? Zaynab El-Kateb: The Scholars say that infertility is an illness which

A woman being sterilized

Question: A 40 years old lady who has 8 children wants to know if it is allowed in Islaam to go for sterilization? Zaynab El-Kateb: Sterilization is allowed only in

Contraceptives and IUD

Question: A lady has her menstrual bleeding for nearly 15 days as she is wearing an IUD for contraception. Otherwise her normal period is only for 6 or 7 days.

The ruling on contraception

Question: Is limiting the number of children without using invasive contraception permissible? Zaynab El-Kateb: Limiting the number of children is not permissible except for a valid reason as health problems

Making an ultrasound to know the baby’s gender

Question: I wanted to know that nowadays it is wide spread that pregnant ladies try to know the gender of the child by ultrasound, so that they can do shopping

When to stop prayers due to labour

Question: At what point does a woman stop praying when going into labour? It is only one sign of labour sufficient, such as regular painful contractions? Umm Abdel-Malik: The woman

My wife takes anticonceptives

Question: My wife is taking anticonceptives because she is trying to avoid to have children with me. She told me that she wants to enjoy two years without children and

The ruling on making up missed fasts due to pregnancy or breastfeeding

Question: I have been having a lot of difficulty making up my fasts from pregnancy while I am exclusively breastfeeding, and was wondering how long I have to make up